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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1917 THE DAILY ni-.u.iu> PAOENINC From AH 1'arts of World Comes and Messages of Sympathy Ottawa. Dec. Hotert Burden ro.liirnod to Ihe caiillal shortly'before, midnight When asked concerning the disaster at Hollfai. Hie prime mlnh- ter told of bow reports reached him rirst at Suromerslde ,and then at CuarlodelowD, of tlio cancellation of his meetings and Ms Irli) uv GDB'-M train lo Halifax Ho relates Hie early dirrlcalties ct the sitUJliun uu vlBlts to tho hospitals where ho found many jiltllul cases but tho courage and fortltuda'ot the iujured woniiertul. I'remlsr Borden lolls ol some ot the Incidents amoni which la the tollow- "A fine ronnE man of Acadian'des- cent, Barney Laforte, drove me by mo- tor wlUi -wonderful skill through tho blinding blizzard which prevailed Fri- day afternoon and .evening. He bad enlisted twlco In the Canadian expedi- tionary forces, bat, on both occasions, hail been discharged by reason ot phy- sical delects. His father and mother Had nine children, making up a family ot eleven. All hart been killed by .the explosion eicept himself and his fa- ther." Continuing, (be iiremler "In the arrangements for relief there at Itrs! much contusion which, ot course, was Inevitable. Beforo I led Halifax the committees bad been ef- ficiently constituted and wero carry- ing on very oflectlve and systematic work. Mr. Moore, of Massachusetts, has had experience In orjaalilng re- lief In the dtsanter at Salem, Chelsea, Sin Francisco and elsewhere. brought with him fire expert urs who, under his direction have ren- dered valuable aid. J "From aU parts of the sym- pathy has come for the afflicted pop- ulation ot Halifax and that sympathy has found 'expression In tile magnlll- tent aid which has come from many Quarters. Tlie hearts ot the peo- ple ot Halifax are .overflowing -with gratitude and they are especially mor- tlont. Hh mother born The disaster was really appilllng. Mon had come raoet rwUilly and most en- thUElaatlcally from that city lo play their part in the war ana a great many of them hid fallen. The secretary of state tor the colonies hod already a moetage ot sympathy on behalt ot the government, hut'11 was the prime minister's Intention to send In the name of the cabinet a message of sym- pathy coupled with SL donation In the form of a. rote of credit ot a million sterling. A similar pit had been maile by ths government of lie United Slates. When this house sent this me-japs. It would fa to tho peosle ot Halifax aid the peo- ple of the Dominion with tbe certain knowledge that the sympathy express- ed was' not lhat of tbe government alone bit shared with equal strength by members of the British house of comraona. Letig on Ottawa, Dec. a month's time will .tx required for reatora- tlon of Pier 2, the recaption hospital and clearing depot at Halifax which was badly damaged by the Mont Blano explosion. Ueut. CoL J. I. Bbarples, commanding officer of the military Mr. Pack Plans to Conscript Farmers and Miners at fl.10 "Cut If you wflV the tM. H k day, let the aoyernineM take ever the fsrmefe and make them worfc at 11.10 a day. I am willing 19 do and turn all my arvfite ovtr to government-" Mr. Pact made the nbove at the G. W. T A. meeting at the Majestic on Tuesday erfalM. Vie would cot doubt Mr. rack's slaicerlty in this natter but we wtuM like to Mr. Pack the cjaee- Uoo: "At how miuy meetings of ternwrs to this coeitltucKcy during tats have you advocated such a Mr. Pack's ptaa tor full cobecrlption Is more tlian prac- and he to atUmut to put it Into effect he would tlail one thousand the opposition 10 it that ho finds to tbe Military Sen-Ice Act. Tbe farmers coaeldw It autocratic in the eitrorne even though Mr. Pack hisxlf, In the heat oi the campaign may con- it a most democratic scheme. Ou a oar with Mr. Pack's plan to conscript (he farmers for .work CHI laud at Jl-19 a day la the suutestlon ot Kov. Mr. Irvlau, opposi- tloo candidate In Beat Catfary, who favors the conscription of all Austrian and Germans to be put to work in the mines at J1.10 per 1. Carter's Uttie Over Pills You Cannot be AK A Remedy That Constipated and Happy Makes Life Worth Living spitiJi commlulao, Wt lac scene of the disaster H soon u word reach- ed OttmiM I WM affected ___ and he U by the wonderful iympilhT ia4 conunisvioc's work krwcb (or tlx prcmrt Rid has come to them lpMljr ol pUr. ipHi p, lots ot 2, cosnmlulon hu eompiatad ...BO .dUoorafort or In- ooimnitaw will be auned va wtra ed sad tarsviidwi soldlvrt wlio -BOJ More depot trora Iheir Wnsmen of the United States In particular, lie people ot (he neighboring slates ot Massachusetts and Maine hare tlmoly mil triecllve assistance. With Emch manifestations of sympathy, and affec- tion tile tics ot kinship and "comrade- ship have, grown' hefore. "One cannot force at eiploslon or the extent ot-lhe aestrao- tlon wlthoat visiting the scene. At 1s repaired. ThW ara clear- tB eutern Ouoda and by the tnasportatlon one square in lie ot Ihe'cttr'U absolutely wiped ont. The ihock waz felt az far away as Cflarjotletown, and glass .was1 broken-V windows ;'at Tra- ro, Bbitj- miles distant In several pott- ing subdivisions of the city not a hoaee remains; tho enumerator! hare killed and Iho electors are housed elsewhere in Uw city. In some, cases buildings hot complelely demolished, hire been twisted and warped Into moat curious shapes as it by tWe mad .freako or ail evil glant'f strenglh. Ap- 'pflrontly there waa a minor prelimin- ary explosion and many persona rush- ed to the windows Just before Ihe tin- 'al tremendous explosion occurred. etajitly the glass was shattered Into 'countless myriads of minute tragmenli 'and driven BO fordbly as to render counlcuacei almost unrecognizable with minute scars. Thns hi many 'es there has been lose of uyeslght 'the glass was driven with such force, ,that, notwithstanding rue voluntary cioBlng of the eyelids, mlniile frag- companiee will always -mttiiic taec Uu arriral of afty .hit.. Tk. .men win then lh- patcked irlUi aU to one ot the other okarinf depots vben the Br xUl be. carried on. fortanato olrcunwtanm the loftd of reivmed soldiers had jeeo through Pter 2 hospital Mreral dajri acoldeat, other- iciee have been hear? cai ualtlas In tbe depot, which was prac- tically empty at time at the ei- ploatas. ItStAlH) Paris, DM UmMot, member or the French chamber .from Landed, who with Joewpii CalUanx, the former ii the subject of re- gents penetrated the ej-eKall. Majsa- "ests tor aiilhortatkm ot chuaetta has Mfent celebrated eye spec- ialists who already have given most ritenslve aid and service." Premier lioidtn pays gknrni trt- linte to the assistance giren from points In tlie United Slates with ipeo- .ial mention for lion. A. 0. Ratsctaesky, 'chairman ot the committee of public 'safely of the commonwealth of Mut- achueelln and John F. Moore, wltti UM Kassachuaelts hospital unit. Berutr Law'e C mmente Txmdon, DBC, the home of commons yesterday Right Xon. Andrew LAW, in anaonnc- Ing the gift one million pounds ster- to the Halifax relief rind, the house had read with the deepest sympathy the accotuit at Uie txrlble disaster. Halifax waa a' cUy with he had the most Intitnate rela- AIH SICKNESS 1HEY6AVE HER VIM It Is understood, ie charged with relations wltfc enemy. K. Caluaux Komed under artlese 7, 7s aad Tl ot pena! con- mninc lo death, anyone conspiring >r havlnx' dasUtftfi wiUi {oredgn pow- in or their agntav McailnK them to commit hoftllitlM or to mite war against France, or oouptrlag with to weakm at Df- 'Icen, Hldters and 'sailors. If cor- respondence wlti MMmr has not the abore orliaeei for H4. nHlect bat results tn mpplrlng with Injn-tow to France's aall- tarr political dheetloe, the law Hiys that thoM boldlac'irieh corres- pond shall pvbltehed with Im prlsonment. Crime! afaltirt the al lien of franca are Tiabta to tke same nalllCT ai ajtalnst Franco. Former Premier Oalllaux presided reslerday at a lecture (n the theatre at Mamera by the gsnera) commetnd Ing the district on tbe subject d! the oflgln of the war. M. CJalllauv U re- ported lo have received warmly In Mameri, which he the chambev. Soon Got Back And me run down, no not reM it night, and I took a cold winch Mttltd on my longs,